While I've seen recipes for Earthquake Cakes all over, I found this one at South Your Mouth. You'll want to visit for photos and a traditional and haters recipe as well. I made this for dinner tonight using a yellow cake mix and a few chocolate chips on top. I've also done with spice cake and no chips on top.
|Chocolate Works - recipe below|
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 box chocolate cake mix
Eggs, oil and water for cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Spray a 13x9 pan with cooking spray.
Scatter pecans and coconut evenly into pan.
Prepare cake batter per box's directions and pour over pecans and coconut.
Combine melted butter and cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl, beat until smooth. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and beat on low until smooth and creamy.
Dollop heaping tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture evenly onto cake batter.
Sprinkle cake with chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until set. (Mine take longer)